Posted in Book Tour

Tempting the Scoundrel

House of Devon, Book 3

Historical Romance, Regency Romance

Release Date: September 23, 2020

 

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Only $.99

September 23-27

 

Below stairs is where the romance begins..

As the most distinguished watchmaker in England, Christian Bainbridge believes in accurate timepieces, not love. He secretly offered his heart years ago, and he’s never gotten it back. When Raine Mowbray stumbles into his life again, Christian realizes the woman he’s worshiped from afar is still the woman he desires above all others.

Raine Mowbray needs solitude and employment, not love. A housemaid forced to flee a loathsome earl’s grasp, the last thing she’s seeking is a man’s amorous attention. When she finds herself unexpectantly paired with a gorgeous watchmaker in need of an assistant, she’s unnerved by his wit, kindness—and clandestine devotion to her.

If you like spirited heroines who fight falling in love and charmingly arrogant heroes who think they know best, then this is the book for you! Snuggle up with Tempting the Scoundrel, a steamy second chance, love-at-first-sight Regency Romance!

 

This is a Downton Abbey-ish novella at 98 pages and 25K words!!


Find the entire House of Devon Series on Amazon


 

 

About the Author


Award-winning author Tracy Sumner’s storytelling career began when she picked up a historical romance on a college beach trip, and she fondly blames LaVyrle Spencer for her obsession with the genre. She’s a recipient of the National Reader’s Choice, and her novels have been translated into Dutch, German, Portuguese and Spanish. She lived in New York, Paris and Taipei before finding her way back to the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

When not writing sizzling love stories about feisty heroines and their temperamental-but-entirely-lovable heroes, Tracy enjoys reading, snowboarding, college football (Go Tigers!), yoga, and travel. She loves to hear from romance readers!

 

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September 23-27


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Posted in cozy mystery, kindle unlimited

Kneaded to Death (A Bread Shop Mystery Book 1)

Everyone swears by Yeast of Eden, the Mexican bread shop in town. But tonight, the only thing on the menu is la muerte . . .

Struggling photographer Ivy Culpepper has lots of soul-searching to do since returning to seaside Santa Sofia, California. That is, until the thirty-six-year-old enters a bread making class at Yeast of Eden. Whether it’s the aroma of fresh conchas in the oven, or her instant connection with owner Olaya Solis, Ivy just knows the missing ingredients in her life are hidden among the secrets of Olaya’s bakery . . .

But Ivy’s spirits crumble when a missing classmate is suddenly discovered dead in her car. Even more devastating, the prime suspect is Olaya Solis herself. Doubting the woman could commit such a crime, Ivy embarks on a murder investigation of her own to prove her innocence and seize the real killer. As she follows a deadly trail of crumbs around town, Ivy must trust her gut like never before—or someone else could be toast!

Book thoughts : Winnie Archer creates a story line that is easy to get into. Her characters are lovable and fun. Just enough suspense to keep you trying to figure out whodunit.So read this fun book now – available with Kindle Unlimited…. Lisa

Posted in Cant Wait Wed

Can’t Wait Wednesday

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.

i JUST GOT THE ARC for this book:

A fun, sexy, and emotionally riveting new standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. THE GRITTY TRUTH is the perfect love story for those who enjoy fiercely loyal and insanely sexy alpha heroes, smart, sassy heroines, strong family bonds, bikers, babies, and more!

Recovering drug addict Quincy Gritt has fought his demons. He’s confessed to his crimes and conquered his addictions. He’s finally ready to go after sweet, sexy Roni, the gorgeous brunette who won a date with him in a charity auction five months ago and has been putting him off, and driving him wild, ever since.

Dancer Veronica “Roni” Wescott worked hard to escape the seedy area where she was raised and followed her dreams to Julliard, only to have them shattered in the blink of an eye. She fought hard and regained her footing, but then the rug was pulled out from under her again when the grandmother who raised her passed away, leaving Roni feeling adrift in a world she knows very little about outside of dance. And then there’s Charlie Hunnam–lookalike Quincy Gritt—the man whose late-night texts pulled her through her grief and have been setting her heart aflutter for months

Quincy pulls out all the stops, determined to prove that their friendship is only the beginning of what’s destined to be so much more. Romantic nights lead to smoldering passion and a deep connection too strong to be denied. But when Quincy’s past comes back to haunt him, can he and Roni accept their new gritty truth, or will Quincy spiral back into the darkness and lose the future he fought so hard to have?

Live on Oct 14 th ……check back for my review & book tour…. Lisa

Posted in 3 WWW, Book Challenge

9/23 WWW Wed reads

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading :

Bookstore café owner Krissy Hancock would rather spend Halloween serving pumpkin goodies than wearing costumes with Pine Hills’ wealthiest at Yarborough mansion, especially when the soiree shapes up to be more trick than treat . . .

Just finished ”

Tall, beautiful and slender, she dressed like a boy and fought like a warrior and won Laird Macgregor’s interest in a single moment. Jillian was fighting to protect her father and save her heritage – could she trust a Highlander to help her? 

Next Reads

No one is more surprised than Asher, one of the oldest vampires on Earth, that he’s attracted to vamp hunter Jo Radcliffe. She’s smart, a talented slayer, and she’s gorgeous. Something about her pulls at him, like no one ever has before. For a man, whose name strikes fear in everyone—this is something new and intriguing. And quite possibly deadly, if she discovers his secret.

Look for my reviews for these books here on my blog….. Lisa

Posted in Book Date

Last Night Book Date :

It’s already shaping up to be a busy week With another hurricane coming in bringing in rain. And trying to pack and move into my parents house. We are doing a lot of de cluttering and some remodeling before moving. So I have been busy but finding some book time to read at night : But I need some fun :

So it’s time for some Romantic Comedy :

Just Finished:

A nice, normal life. Is that too much to ask? For Riley Thorn it is.

Divorced. Broke. Living with a pack of elderly roommates. And those hallucinations she’s diligently ignoring? Her tarot card-dealing mom is convinced they’re clairvoyant visions.

Just when things can’t get worse, a so-hot-it-should-be-illegal private investigator shows up on her doorstep looking for a neighbor…who turns up murdered.

Nick Santiago doesn’t play well with others. Unless the “others” are of the female persuasion. Wink. He’s a rebel, a black sheep, a man who prefers a buffet of options to being stuck with the same entrée every night, if you catch his drift.

When the pretty, possibly psychic Riley lands at the top of the list of suspects, Nick volunteers to find out whodunit. Only because he likes solving mysteries not because he wants to flex his heroic muscles for the damsel in distress.

All they have to do is figure out who pulled the trigger, keep the by-the-book detective with a grudge at bay, and deal with a stranger claiming he was sent to help Riley hone her psychic gifts. All before the killer discovers she’s a loose end that requires snipping.

My next Read :

I can’t believe I have to go home to Nebraska for my sister’s wedding. I’m gonna need a wingman and a whole lot of vodka for this level of family interaction.

On my TBR list :

In Tessa Bailey’s latest rom-com, two enemies team up to flip a house… and the sparks between them might burn the place down or ignite a passion that neither can ignore! 

How ‘s you date night shaping up ? Lisa

Posted in Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week, the topic is “Books on My Fall 2020 TBR”


Love comes when you least expect it in this captivating new novel in the Westcott Regency romance series from New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh.

Two Carpathians find hope in the bond that ties their souls in this passionate novel in Christine Feehan’s #1 New York Times bestselling series.

In this tantalizing thriller from a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a woman uncovers lifelong secrets as she searches for the truth behind her father’s involvement in a heist gone wrong.

Also on my list :

  • Cottage on Gooseberry Bay: Halloween Moon 
  • Return to Virgin River: A Novel 
  • Autumn Skies over Ruby Falls
  • Ruby thorn and the Dead Guy Next door
  • Roomaid : A Novel
  • Two Reasons to Run
  • Three Missing Days

Hope you have a great Tuesday and Let’s Read… Lisa

Posted in Recipe and a Book, Sunday post

Sunday’s Post

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Welcome to Sunday at my Home. It’s another rainy day as we wait this week for another Hurricane to come inland. The Joy of living in Louisiana for Hurrican season. But we are safe and long as I have electricity to charge ny kindle I am a happy camper ,,, So now book news and a recipe for Pumkin Spice Latte -Enjoy ! Lisa

Last week on my blog :

Book Tours

Library time ( harry Potter series is still hot)

Net Galley Reviews ( some fiction and not Fiction

Connect 5 Friday : Pirates

Today I am reading ”

Kindle Unlimited

Sheriff Bree Taggert is both hunter and hunted in #1 Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh’s blood-freezing thriller of murder, rage, and revenge.

New sheriff Bree Taggert is called to a shooting in a campground shuttered for the winter. But she arrives to find a perplexing crime. There is no shooter, no victim, and no blood. No one but Bree believes the sole witness, Alyssa, a homeless teenager who insists she saw her friend shot.

Bree calls in former deputy Matt Flynn and his K-9 to track the killer and search for Alyssa’s friend. They discover the battered corpse of a missing university student under the ice in Grey Lake—but it’s not the victim they were looking for.

When two more students go missing and additional bodies turn up, Bree must find the link between the victims. She knows only one thing for certain: the murders are fueled by rage. When Alyssa disappears, Bree must race against time to find her before her witness becomes another victim.

Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe :

2 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy)

2 tablespoons pumpkin puree, or more to taste

1 to 3 tablespoons sugar,

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for serving

1/2 cup strong hot coffee

Whipped cream, for serving

  • Add milk, pumpkin puree, and sugar to a saucepan over medium heat. Heat until hot, but do not boil. Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and the coffee. Divide into two mugs and top with wipped cream and spice.
Posted in net galley, Saturday Morning

Doctor Houseplant: An Indispensible Guide to Keeping Your Houseplants Happy and Healthy

Houseplants and indoor gardening have been undergoing a renaissance in the last few years, particularly among people keen to introduce greenery into rented apartments and houses. As well as being affordable, nothing helps more to instantly create a lively and inviting interior than houseplants.

It is possible to start small and build a plant collection as confidence develops, and they can be transported easily when moving to a new home.With this newfound popularity, every plant’s individual needs must be taken into consideration, particularly if they have been chosen on impulse for their beauty or sculptural shape. While some plants are easy to care for – particularly cacti, succulents and Snake Plants (Sansevieria trifasciata) – some of the most spectacular may need a little extra love.

42 of the most popular houseplants are represented in the pages that follow, with all the information you need to help them thrive, including advice on pests and diseases, illustrations to help identify problems and an easy care guide, as well as the plant’s common names and the varieties available.If you are not experienced in caring for plants, the easiest method is to watch the plants and listen to what they say, otherwise the rules are straightforward – in time you will learn to trust your intuition and common sense. 

Doctor Houseplant provides all you need to know about the maintenance and care of your favorite houseplants, from watering, feeding, and temperature to treating diseases, choosing healthy plants, and getting rid of harmful pests and insects.

Keep your plants in optimum condition all year round with:

  • Extensive care charts that serve as a vital reference tool
  • Photographs of damaged leaves or flowers that help you identify specific problems
  • Solutions tailored by issue

Illustrated with photography showing the life and beauty that plants bring to a home, this guide is your key to thriving houseplants. COvering the most popular 50 houseplants including Aechmea, Aglaonema,Anthurium,  Aspidistra eliator, Azalea indica, Begonia, Bulbs and corms   Cacti and succulents, Calathea makoyana , Chlorophytum comosum , Cissus, Codiaeum,      Cyclamen persicum, Cyperus, Dieffenbachia, Dracaena, Euphorbia pulcherrima,Ferns, Ficus, Fittonia, Hedera, Heptapleurum, Herbs, Hoya, Jasminum, Monstera deliciosa , Musa, Orchid, Palms, Pelargonium, Peperomia, Philodendron, Pilea peperomioides, Sansevieria trifasciata, Schlumbergera x Buckleyi, Scindapsus, Sparmannia Africana, Spathiphyllum, Stephanoti, floribunda, Syngonium podophyllum, Tradescantia , Yucca elephantipes,

Net Galley : A great book filled with amazing photographs of plants. And a tons of suggestions on way to make your houseplants happy and healthy. I am a novice houseplant grower but I just inherited some and this book will help me with the care of them. Pick this book up and keep your plants happy…..Lisa

Posted in net galley, Saturday Morning

Saturday Morning Reviews

Backyard Pharmacy: Plants as Medicine – Plant, Grow, Harvest, and Heal 

This compact yet complete guide to herbal medicines shows you how to transform common plants into remedies that heal. While using herbs as medicines can often seem complicated or costly, the Backyard Pharmacy gift edition offers a way to learn that’s simple, effective, and low cost.

Plants you once believed were just seasonings for sauce in the kitchen or scents for your home are in fact medicines that can help heal and soothe, if you know what to do with them. This book shows you how easy it can be to make your own herbal remedies for life’s common ailments. Profiles of common healing plants offer advice on growing, harvesting, preparing, and using these herbs in healing tinctures, oils, and creams.

You’ll find all-natural, low-cost herbal solutions for a range of common ailments, such as:  

  • Learn how to grow and craft a poultice to soothe mosquito bites.
  • Make an herbal tincture to fix sluggish digestion. 
  • Brew up some lemon balm iced tea to ease a stressful day.
  • Craft echinacea drops to support immune system health.
  • Use elderberry to ease cold and flu symptoms.
  • Blend a cayenne salve to relieve inflammation.
  • Steep chamomile tea to aid with insomnia. 

From the common cold to a nasty scrape, headache, or digestive issue, simple, all-natural home-grown ingredients can make you feel healthy and happy. With guidance from this useful yet beautiful book, you’ll be able to match properties of each plant to your own medicinal needs. And with this new, more compact gift edition, you can share the soothing essence of herbal remedies with everyone you love.

Net Galley : Great new book on home remedies that you can grow at home in your backyard. This is an old custom here in Louisiana as in days past traiteurs grew there own medicine to help heal people in there yards . This moderon take can have anyone growing items that can help heal common aliments we all suffer from. Take a read and grow in knowledge …. Lisa